With retirement of Donna Tidwell, State EMS Director for Tennessee and EMS Compact member at large, the executive board appointed Justin Romanello on January 18,2019 to fill the vacancy until the annual meeting in May 2019. Justin has nearly twenty years of dedicated emergency services all over the world to include providing care to ill climbers from Mt. Everest as well as those in harm’s way in the Middle East. He began his career working civilian emergency medical services (EMS) in both rural and urban environments. Upon leaving the civilian world, he has worked in various capacities as a contracted employee for the Department of State and the Diplomatic Security Service to include domestic duties as well as positions in Afghanistan and Iraq...Read More
As we wrap up this year, I would like to give you an update on the EMS Compact status and activity. First I really want to thank everyone for your support and dedication toward this project as we work together to make EMS history. Here is update of 2018 activities...Read More
October 17, 2018 - On May 8, 2017, when Georgia - as the tenth state - signed the REPLICA legislation into law, the EMS Compact was officially created. This moved the process into the Compact administration and operations phase. The Compact is governed by the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice, a joint-public-agency created by the REPLICA legislation. The Commission is actively creating the required..
Sept. 20, 2017 – Representatives from member states (Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming) have chosen Debra Cason, Dia Gainor, and Rick Patrick, as honorary chairs for the first meeting of the Interstate Commission (Commission) for EMS Personnel Practice.The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact’s (REPLICA’s) model legislation creates a formal pathway..
Oct. 11, 2017 – The twelve member states of the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) assembled as the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice for the first time in the history of the nation’s EMS system. REPLICA’s model legislation creates a formal pathway for the licensed individual to provide pre-hospital care across state lines under authorized circumstances.
Sept. 15, 2017 – With the signing of Senate Bill 35 today by Delaware’s Governor John Carney, the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) reached the 12-state member mark. Alabama became the 11th Compact state when Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 250 on May 24, 2017. The nations’ first EMS licensure compact was activated on May 8, 2017, when Georgia brought it over the 10-state threshold.
July 28, 2017 – The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Compact (REPLICA) participating states announce that the first full meeting will be held on Oct. 7-8, 2017, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Member state representatives will be officially seated on the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice (Interstate Commission).
May 8, 2017 - With the 10th member state enactment, the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) has become official. Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia signed Senate Bill 109 on today activating the nation’s first EMS licensure compact. States that have passed REPLICA to date include: Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Virginia, Tennessee, Idaho, Utah, Mississippi, Wyoming and Georgia.
February 19, 2015 - (IAFC) As we noted in the last issue of On Scene, efforts are underway to have all fifty states adopt the Recognition EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct (REPLICA). Adoption of this interstate compact would allow EMS providers to continue caring for patients, even if they have crossed state lines due to transport or deploying as part of an out-of-state mutual aid event. Legislation in support of REPLICA has been introduced in a handful of states. However, some questions and misunderstandings of REPLICA have arisen. Here are answers to some common questions you might hear in your state.
December 5, 2014 - Wouldn’t it be great if you could take all of your experience, knowledge and skills as an EMS provider and instantly work in another state, without the hassle of having to get a license and everything that goes along with it in the remote state? That day may be closer than you think.